The media’s obsession with liberal celebrities was on depraved display Saturday as the late Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren paid their respects leading one CNN correspondent to reference successors to the throne as “the other two royals.”
Well-wishers gathered outside Windsor Castle to express themselves at the passing of Her Majesty where they were greeted by the newly crowned King Charles III as well as his sons and daughters-in-law. The manner in which CNN international correspondent Scott McLean referenced the pair of couples spoke volumes to sensationalism the outlet wished to convey.
Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and actress wife Meghan Markle, left the United Kingdom and royalty behind to live in California, Saturday was their first public appearance with the newly dubbed Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate. That didn’t stop McLean from placing William, successor to his father, second fiddle to the controversial couple as they went on a walkabout.
“You can see Harry get out first and then you saw Meghan and then the other two royals as well,” he said, snubbing the likely future King and Queen as merely “the other two royals.”
— 1scrappervb (@1scrappervb) September 10, 2022
McLean and his network were swiftly rebuked for, at the very least, not preparing to cover the proceedings well enough to know the names of William and Kate if they had been forgotten by the fawning correspondent and, at the worst, for showing a complete lack of respect.
“How Disrespectful Is He, He’s Talking about our New Prince and Princess of Wales, they are NOT THE OTHER TWO. It Should be Prince William and Princess Catherine along with Harry and Meghan, they decided to Leave Our Royal Family to Live in America,” one social media user wrote joined by a chorus of others.
How Disrespectful Is He, He’s Talking about our New Prince and Princess of Wales, they are NOT THE OTHER TWO. It Should be Prince William and Princess Catherine along with Harry and Meghan, they decided to Leave Our Royal Family to Live in America.
— Liz Bennetts. (@elizabe07166291) September 11, 2022
The other 2 royals he’s talking about are the the prince and princess of wales who are the future queen and king while the megan and harry are no longer royals since they decided to leave their royal duties and complain how they were caged and mistreated before.
— Starsé (@stars58345572) September 11, 2022
Have you seen how CNN describe our new Prince & Princess of Wales as the “other 2”. How disrespectful!!!
— Lady Essex (@ladyessex3) September 11, 2022
@CNN if you/your reporters can’t report royal news respectfully then just don’t bother, its not an episode of KUWTK, this was TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales, future King and Queen Consort of Great Britain during a period of national mourning, not the Harry and Meghan Show https://t.co/ZuBZRhkPVa
— Charlotte Holloway (@CharlotteH0303) September 11, 2022
Disrespectful & the comments from the Sussex fan club are ridiculous 🙄. They do talk utter cobblers 🇬🇧 https://t.co/7redS4KkWg
— Lady Essex (@ladyessex3) September 10, 2022
Meghan and Harry are not royals. Particularly Meghan. But Kate and William are prince and Princess of Wales. CNN can’t change it. 😝
— Taryn Valentin (@Livye3) September 11, 2022
As previously reported, with King Charles III taking the throne, he offered up his first speech as monarch where he recognized his son William and daughter-in-law Kate as the new Prince and Princess of Wales. However, he made only a passing mention of the other couple without reference to title, “I want to also express my love for Harry and Meghan, as they continue to build their lives overseas.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 10, 2022
Unlike McLean, the new king was seemingly following protocol with the manner that he addressed his children and, as the Daily Mail reported, he may have been wholly responsible for Harry and Meghan’s inclusion in the meet and greet that took place outside Windsor Castle.
A source from within Kensington Palace explained, “The Prince of Wales invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join him and the Princess of Wales earlier,” and that “The Prince of Wales thought it was an important show of unity for the Queen at an incredibly difficult time for the family.”
That decision was only made after William had concluded a phone call with King Charles III who may have ordered his sons to get along, according to reports.
Omid Scobie, a journalist and friend of Harry and Meghan posted to Twitter, “The Waleses had always been scheduled to greet well-wishers at Windsor Castle, but royal sources say the decision to invite the Sussexes was made in the eleventh hour. It is, without a doubt, a significant moment in the history of the relationship between the two brothers.”
The Waleses had always been scheduled to greet well-wishers at Windsor Castle, but royal sources say the decision to invite the Sussexes was made in the eleventh hour. It is, without a doubt, a significant moment in the history of the relationship between the two brothers.
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 10, 2022
Whatever the case may be, the pair of couples appeared cordial and expressed warmth to the crowds as they shared in paying respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
— The Royal Butler (@TheRoyalButler) September 10, 2022
— TheCitizenTz (@TheCitizenTz) September 11, 2022
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